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What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take otc pain meds except for minor problems such as menstrual cramps and common mild headaches. If you are requiring frequent otc pain meds, find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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What is the strongest OTC pain med?

What is the strongest OTC pain med?

NSAID's & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Nsaid's stand for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which help reduce pain via decreasing concentration of inflammatory markers. Tyelnol has been used as a pain killer for a very long time but seems to do a better job at reducing fever. Otc these oral medications are your best options. Topical drugs that are applied to skin such as biofreeze have been helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

Depends: The answer to this question depends on why you are asking. Obviously the number of pills you take will define the dose, or strength. Be cautioned however that almost all medications have side effects, many of which, given a high enough dose or a long enough exposure period, can be health harmful. Also do not mask pain but rather find the source and treat appropiately. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

Probably ibuprofen: I since the liver is usually involved with mononucleosis, i would avoid acetaminophen. Assuming no other problems (such as ulcer or kidney problems) i would go with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine to take to erection issues?

What is the best OTC medicine to take to erection issues?

Rather then taking: Over the counter male enhancement/ performance pills - would encourage you to see an urologist to determine the cause for erectile difficulties. ...Read more

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What is the strongest legal pain reliever i can take?

What is the strongest legal pain reliever i can take?

Depends on diagnosis: Strongest over the counter pain relievers are extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. All prescribed narcotics are legal. Your testing (ct or mri) and diagnosis must validate the need for narcotics. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to help/relieve arthritis in the knees? Is there an over-the-counter medicine or a perscription medicine?

What is the best medicine to help/relieve arthritis in the knees? Is there an over-the-counter medicine or a perscription medicine?

Varies: There is not really a single best medication and every medication has its own potential risk. NSAIDs such as Advil or alleve are traditionally tried first if not contraindicated and are over the counter. There are much more powerful medications if it does not respond to the simpler things. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine to take for stress?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine to take for stress?

Non-Medical!: Individual and collective stress is endemic. Some stress is appropriate ("a lion is chasing me"...!) but most, however, is inappropriate and caused by an overactive and automatic "firing" of these "sympathetic" defense mechanisms. We have to "unlearn" them in a natural and automatic way so they don't exhaust us and shorten our lives. Meditation techniques are superior to any rx. Check out t.M. ...Read more

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What is the best and strongest medicine for teething?

What is the best and strongest medicine for teething?

Teething: the best medication is Acetaminophen in appropriate doses and only when the teething is causing excess discomfort. Keep in mind that teething is an ongoing process and not always the only case of discomfort. Teething doses not cause fever or a runny nose. If your baby seems in too much pain, take him/her to see your pediatrician to be sure that is all that is the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine (tylenol, alieve etc.) for shingle pain that will not cause stach upset?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine (tylenol, alieve etc.) for shingle pain that will not cause stach upset?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but...: Shingles pain can be extreme. Years ago, david letterman had it so severe that he couldn't do his show for like a month or more. If you have shingles, go to your doctor because there are other medications you can take that will minimize the duration of the outbreak and can reduce the inflammation and "post-herpetic neuralgia" (permanent pain associated with herpes!). ...Read more

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What OTC pain medicine is safe to take after the prescribed narcotics from a tonsillectomy?

What OTC pain  medicine is safe to take after the prescribed narcotics from a tonsillectomy?

ASK YOUR SURGEON: After a tonsillectomy, or any surgery, there is concern about bleeding. Over the counter anti-inflammatory pain medicines like advil, motrin, aleve, ibuprofen, Naproxen can increase your bleeding risk by making your blood a little less sticky. Tylenol (acetaminophen) won't affect your bleeding this way. You should really discuss your pain with your surgeon. Everybody has a different pain tolerance. ...Read more

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What is the best otc cough medicine available for the flu?

What is the best otc cough medicine available for the flu?

Symptom control: The best route is to focus on the symptom(s) most bothersome for you. Acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen are best for fever, chills and muscle aches/pain. Guaifenesin thins mucus secretions to allow you to cough up the "junkiness," whereas dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Stimulants like Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) dry up nasal/eye secretions. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Hydrocodone: There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with warm salt water with a dissolved Aspirin in it. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for muscle inflammation?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for muscle inflammation?

We call these NSAIDs: Aleve, advil and Motrin are the most popular brand names (ibuprofen and naproxen, the generics) and each works well. Aleve is the easiest to use since you take one twice a day but that doesn't make it better. Different people metabolize the active ingredients slightly differently and so find they have a preference. See which you like best. See a doctor if you need any for more than a week. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to buy otc; for chronic arthritis?

What is the best thing to buy otc; for chronic arthritis?

Meds: Everyone responds differently so there is some degree of trial & error. Nsaids such as alleve or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) are popular. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is good for pain relief but is not an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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